Real Madrid will move for Felipe Anderson if they can't sign Eden Hazard


It's no secret that Real Madrid want Eden Hazard this summer.

Los Blancos have been heavily linked with the Belgian for the past year or so.

And it even seems that Hazard wants to make a move to the Spanish capital.

He has addressed speculation of a potential move multiple times and has previously said that playing for the Spanish club would be a 'dream'.

"Real Madrid is the best club in the world," he said last October, per the Telegraph.

"I don’t want to lie today. It is my dream since I was a kid. I was dreaming about this club."

Zinedine Zidane is a known admirer of Hazard and his return to Real Madrid has only strengthened speculation.

Real Madrid have even made an initial offer for Hazard which, according to Sky Sports, is thought to have been in the region of £60 million.

However, Chelsea rejected that and said that they would only entertain offers twice as much as that.

Chelsea have rejected an offer from Real Madrid for Eden Hazard

The Blues were also given a transfer ban for the next two transfer windows, meaning they wouldn't be able to sign a replacement for Hazard.

Even though his contract runs out in the summer of 2020, Chelsea could well risk letting him leave on a free if their asking price is not met.

Real Madrid have made a backup plan, though.

Hazard is obviously their number one choice but, Sky Sports report that if they fail in a move for the 28-year-old, they will move for Felipe Anderson of West Ham instead.

Felipe Anderson is attracting attention from Real Madrid

That's a strange one.

There's no denying Anderson's quality; he has scored eight times and assisted five goals in the Premier League this season.

But, he is yet to score in the league in 2018 and would represent a huge downgrade from Hazard.

Sky add that a deal would likely be around £65m, meaning he would be a much cheaper alternative to the Belgian winger.

Real Madrid fans: Would you be happy with the club buying Felipe Anderson if they can't get Eden Hazard? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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